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  • Writer's pictureThe San Juan Daily Star

Alas a la Mujer Foundation gala

Jannette Rivera, Zulma Durán and Bohemarie Barnes

By Judy Gordon-Conde and Jennifer Conde-Powers

The Alas a la Mujer Foundation held its impressive gala recently, led by businesswoman and philanthropist Maricarmen Aguayo, who offered a unique evening, celebrating the colors of the fall season with exquisite decorations created by Akua. Ladies and gentlemen in attendance shimmered in gold and orange at the renowned Caribe Hilton hotel.

Guests also enjoyed delicacies during the cocktail hour, followed by a special dinner developed by the hotel’s executive chef. As a continuation of the evening’s excitement, everyone danced to the iconic sounds of the internationally recognized Tuna de Segreles and top artist Melina León, including music from Hora Loca, and then until dawn with the band Cuenta Regresiva. During the festivities, ladies whom the Foundation has supported shared their stories.

The Alas a la Mujer Foundation was created in 2006 by Dr. Sonia Cortés to offer psychological, legal, educational and economic assistance for women in crisis, either from domestic abuse or poverty, across the island.

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